Long ago, in a time forgotten, a preternatural event threw the seasons out of balance. In a land where summers can last decades and winters a lifetime, trouble is brewing. The cold is returning, and in the frozen wastes to the north of Winterfell, sinister and supernatural forces are massing beyond the kingdom’s protective Wall. At the center of the conflict lie the Starks of Winterfell, a family as harsh and unyielding as the land they were born to. Sweeping from a land of brutal cold to a distant summertime kingdom of epicurean plenty, here is a tale of lords and ladies, soldiers and sorcerers, assassins and bastards, who come together in a time of grim omens. Here an enigmatic band of warriors bear swords of no human metal; a tribe of fierce wildlings carry men off into madness; a cruel young dragon prince barters his sister to win back his throne; and a determined woman undertakes the most treacherous of journeys. Amid plots and counterplots, tragedy and betrayal, victory and terror, the fate of the Starks, their allies, and their enemies hangs perilously in the balance, as each endeavors to win that deadliest of conflicts: the game of thrones.
Let me start this review with saying that this book is so far the best books I’ve read so far and Ive read 250 +. Which really speaks for itself if you can tell.
This book easily takes the cake for me when it comes to the best fantasy book I’ve read so far.
I had this book on my shelve unread for a good time and its because the size of it scared me every time I wanted to pick it up. But now I finally read it and I can honestly say that this book is in my top 10 books so far in life.
The writing style is brilliant, incredible and amazing in every meaning of these three words. The writing style in this book makes you imagine the scenes in every page of this book. The writing style really drags you into the story and wont let you quit reading until you read the last page.
This book is long, very long but when you start reading it you wont know when you did finish the book. It goes very fast because it drags you in and you will lose track of time when you first get into it. And thats how every book should be like.
Because of books like this one I’m a huge book lover and a nerd like I am.
As you might know already there are millions and millions of reviews on this book, but I felt like I need as well give my thoughts on this book.
The setting of the whole story is just nothing like you have seen before in any fiction / fantasy book. Because it has so much into it. There are a whole world which George R R Martin have builded for us. There are many different families, places, problems, conflicts, drama, intrigues, conspiracy plots and so much more.
And every character and family has its own problems, roles etc. And every character is so different from each other that you almost cant believe that one person have gotten the idea and written the entire book.
This book is so different from any other fantasy book because every character has their own behaviour, habits and style of talking, walking, acting etc. But in every other fantasy book the characters are so similar to each other that it is hard to tell them apart. And thats why I love these characters in this book and the book itself so much. Because every character have so much depth into them, sometimes they have so much depth that it feels like these characters are real people because they are so well written.
Sometimes these characters in this book feels like they have more depth and meaning in them than a lots of people in the real world.
This book has everything a great book should have. It has action, drama, problems, travel, conspires, intrigues, dragons, hate, love, friendship, family bonds and so much more.
This book should also get huge points for its world build up, because the world in this book is so big that you cant even remember every place which is mentioned in this book. And every place in this book have a lots of unique things about them which makes them stand out from the rest.
And every big family in this book has characteristics which makes them who they are. And every family stands for something different and something deeper than just people who soon or later gonna die. And when one of these main characters die in this book you will become very sad because you already got sort of a bond with them throughout their journey in the book.
And we all the time get new and good characters which we as well form sort of a bond with them. Which is very good.
The storyline is deep and it takes a lots of effort to even get a brief imagine of the storyline because it so deep and big.
I give this book 4 / 5